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Renewable energy in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Renewables to lead Côte d’Ivoire’s power drive

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2015/12/26 Boosting electricity generation from a broader mix of sources has become a strategic priority for Côte d’Ivoire and is part of its drive to achieve emerging country status by 2020. The country is looking to double electricity production to 4000 MW over the next five years through a raft of projects, with renewables earmarked to play a leading role in new added capacity. The initiatives form part of broader plans, announced in late 2012, to invest $4bn in upgrading energy infrastructure to increase electricity output by 80% by 2018.